Direct Primary Care
Without the Red Tape
Vanguard Direct Family Medicine offers patients unlimited office visits, personal communication via phone, e-mail, text, and much more. To learn more about member benefits click the link below.
Below are our normal operating hours. Please call us at 615-900-3435 to request information or schedule an appointment.
Please text or email after hours and on weekends for non-emergency issues.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Patients will be provided emergency contact information upon membership sign up and emergency office visits are available at the doctors discretion
How are we different?
Vanguard Direct Family Medicine operates as a Direct Primary Care practice. It’s a new approach to medicine. So, how is it different?
Did you know that most Primary Care Physicians have between 2,500-3,500 patients? Dr. Hoffman will limit her practice to 600 patients. This means that she can spend more time with you when you need her. It also means that when she is not actively seeing a patient, she is able to coordinate your care and research the latest advances in treatments. Your well-being is Dr. Hoffman’s priority, and the reason for why she does what she does.
Vanguard Direct Family Medicine does not accept insurance so you won’t have a middle-man in your primary care. Decisions about your healthcare will be made by you and Dr. Hoffman, without the impersonal management that inevitably comes from third-party payers. Instead, patients pay a monthly membership fee which can save money and lead to better treatment.
If you have any questions about how your existing policy will work with DPC or would like to explore other health insurance options, please contact our Medicare specialist.
BECOME A PATIENT
Signing up with Vanguard Direct Family Medicine is extremely easy. Fill out our contact form from any device and we will contact you shortly to schedule your first appointment. If you require assistance, please call 615-900-3435.
Vanguard Direct Family Medicine has established a straight-forward, tiered payment solution for our patients to receive high-quality healthcare at affordable prices. A detailed list of member fees and procedure costs is available here.
AGES 0 - 18(with adult member)
Benefits of Vanguard Direct Family Medicine
Wholesale labs, prescriptions, and radiology
We have negotiated the very best wholesale lab and radiology prices for all labs that we must send outside our office as well as wholesale generic medications we dispense in our office. Those savings are passed directly on to our patients.
Unlimited access to your doctor
Literally. After hours, weekends, holidays – there’s no bad time to receive excellent medical care.
Extended, relaxed visits
You won’t feel rushed through an appointment, and there’s never a question you won’t have time to ask. Part of the relationship you’ll build with your doctor is based on your understanding of your care. Now that’s what we call personal healthcare.
Same day and next-day service scheduling
Because we have reserved our time for a smaller panel of patients, there will be no “squeezing you in.” You are a priority, and you’ll feel like one. We will do everything in our power to get you into the office the same day or next day when you need care.
Full access to your doctor via technology
You’ll be able to reach us and your medical information via internet, email and text.
An annual physical
This exam will be fitted to your personal medical needs. It’s all about you, and your specific goals for wellness. A physical exam will be done, and appropriate tests will be ordered. We will also make sure you are up to date with all recommended health screenings.
Diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra cost
For example, simple lesion removal and minor laceration repair are all included in your membership fee. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding.
Consultation with Specialists
If you require a consultant for specialty medical care, Dr. Hoffman will work closely with that specialist. The choice of specialty care provider is made together with you and Dr. Hoffman.
Meet Our Staff
Christine M Hoffman, M.D.
After practicing in Murfreesboro for 18 years, Dr. Christine Hoffman opened the first Direct Primary Care (DPC) office in Murfreesboro on March 25, 2017. The transition from her established practice to the Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Hoffman to continue to provide the highest quality care, for which she has been rated by insurers in the past, while continuing to focus on her patients’ needs with unmatched affordability and convenience. The DPC model will allow more time and attention to her patients and provide all services at a major discount so her patients can get the best for their health care dollars. Therefore, Vanguard Direct Family Medicine does not accept insurance.
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Vanguard Direct Family Medicine
237 C Castlewood Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Patients will be provided additional emergency contact information upon membership sign up and emergency office visits are available at the doctors discretion